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Cazorla signing a gamble says Wenger 0

Posted on October 08, 2015 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger signing Spanish midfield maestro Santi Cazorla was ‘a gamble he had to take’. The little midfielder arrived in 2012 from La Liga side Malaga, after establishing himself a reputation at Villarreal as a quality player.


Talking about the midfielder Wenger told the clubs official website: “You could question whether he was physically equipped to play in the tough Premier League,”

“It’s true that I had that doubt, but his quality was so big that I was ready to take that gamble.

Calum Chambers taking a step back in his development 1

Posted on October 08, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has hardly featured this season under manager Arsene Wenger, with the England international having only made three appearances in all competitions. After being so prevalent in the first-half of last season, Chambers has been virtually anonymous in 2015 and now finds himself behind the likes of Gabriel in the pecking order.

The 20-year-old has made just five Premier League starts this year, and has been restored to the England U21s from the seniors. The lack of game time for Arsenal won’t be helping his development either with the numerous amount of games spent on the substitutes’ bench, but Chambers needs to prove his worth to his manager to get himself back in favour.

Will Arsenal spend in January? 2

Posted on October 08, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is being linked with a host of names, with various reports tipping the long-serving Gunners boss to spend in the January transfer market on a new striker. But considering the form of Theo Walcott at first-choice, coupled with the cover Olivier Giroud provides as back-up, the Londoners are unlikely to add to their array of forward this season – nor are they immediately deficient in any other area on the pitch. So could supporters be left disappointed in the midseason transfer window?

Arsenal can win the Premier League says Ozil 0

Posted on October 07, 2015 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, the Gunners can win the Premier League this season. Sunday’s 3-0 win over Manchester United put Arsene Wenger’s team just two points behind league leaders Manchester City.

Speaking on international duty Ozil told Bild: “We have a great team with many world-class players. Our goal is to win the Premier League and I think that this season it’s possible to do it, if we all stay healthy. But the season is long.”

Will Kieran Gibbs have to be loaned out if game time continues to allude him? 0

Posted on October 07, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs has played just 268 minutes of football in all competitions this season, with Spaniard Nacho Monreal keeping the Englishman confined to the bench on merit. The 26-year-old looked to be on his way to becoming Arsenal’s first-choice at left-back after hitting form during the first-half of 2014/15, but lost his place to Monreal and could well be considering his short-term future.

Gibbs is still surprisingly making the squad for the England national team, but has stiff competition from Danny Rose, Ryan Bertrand and Aaron Cresswell. If the Arsenal man continues to miss out on game time this season, he will find himself omitted from the Three Lions squad, which could mean he doesn’t make the European Championship squad for next summer.

Arsenal are the most in-form side in the Premier League 0

Posted on October 07, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s victory over Manchester United on the weekend saw them start the international break second in the Premier League table after eight games, giving the Londoners a real boost in confidence in the title race. Two points adrift of league leaders Manchester City, no side have picked up as many wins in the last five games as the Gunners, and only one defeat suffered in seven league outings suggests real improvement in the top-flight.

Arsenal concerned over Sanchez injury 1

Posted on October 06, 2015 by Nemanja Lazarevic

There was plenty of reason for celebrations in Arsenal camp after the team produced their best performance of the season to hammer arch rivals Manchester United, but there were still some bad news for manager Arsene Wenger.

Namely, star forward Alexis Sanchez suffered a groin problem in the process, although the injury is not believed to be too serious. However, with the 26-year-old flying to join the Chilean national team, the boss is worried that the injury could be aggravated on international duty.

Arsenal linked with January move for forwards 0

Posted on October 06, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are set to make January moves for forward pair Aleksandr Kokorin of Dynamo Moscow and Celta Vigo star Nolito.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was criticised during the summer for not bringing in another striker, or more importantly a top-class striker.

The Daily Mail seems to believe that the Frenchman will attempt to add to his strike force during the January transfer window, with the veteran boss supposedly sending out his scouts to find suitable additions. However, neither of the two players linked with the club could be described as world-class.


Aaron Ramsey continues to struggle for Arsenal 1

Posted on October 06, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey wasn’t at his best during his side’s 3-0 win against Manchester United this weekend with the Welsh international struggling to have an effect in the final third. He’s been below-par for the Gunners all season, and at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon his attacking attributes were subdued for his defensive traits instead.

The 24-year-old had one shot against United which was off target, while failing to create a chance on goal. He made tackles and interceptions to help keep the Red Devils at bay, but his box-to-box exploits aren’t shining through for Arsenal. Ramsey’s form was hit and miss last season, but this campaign has seen him being even more quiet in front of goal.

Coquelin believes Manchester United win proves the side are improving 0

Posted on October 06, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin feels the Gunners’ weekend victory against Manchester United proves they are improving season after season. The talented Frenchman was happy to confound the critics by halting the Red Devils’ resurgence in the Premier League, and the win sees Arsenal two points off top spot after eight games.

“I think everyone expected us not to win and maybe we proved a lot of people wrong. I think inside the dressing room we knew we could do good things this season. We said it from the beginning that we could be contenders but we have to be consistent. I think the most difficult thing now is to carry on getting the results,” he said,

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